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EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI)

As Africa plays a stronger role in the global economy, EnergyNet remains committed to driving investment and promoting human capital development and job creation across Africa’s power and energy sectors.  It is on this premise that the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) was established. ESEI gives selected students the opportunity to learn from and network with renowned global energy companies and explore future employment prospects.

EnergyNet is committed to shining a light on the path to engagement, aspirations and success and will ensure that ESEI provides a platform for recognising and profiling exceptional African candidates and entrepreneurs.

DOWNLOAD THE ESEI BROCHURE 2017 HERE

 

ESEI at this year’s Africa Energy Forum

This year, 11 selected students from across the African continent were sponsored to attend the Africa Energy Forum 2017, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Forum enabled these future leaders to witness the wider impact of the power sector on global economies and industries, understand the impact of electricity and access to energy on industrial development and job creation in Africa.  

The students also had the opportunity to meet first hand with African Ministers of Energy, government officials and private sector leaders from the energy industry, opening the door to new business relationships, internships and work placements.

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa's power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.

The Forum in Copenhagen served as a platform for Nordic countries to showcase their expertise regarding projects, technology and regional partnerships, allowing new partnerships and business ventures to flourish. 

 
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
ESEI: Class of 2017
 
Meet our ESEI 2017 students:
  

Catrina Godinho

 

PhD Student

University of Cape Town

South Africa

I am a PhD student at the University of Cape Town, in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation course.

My research focuses on the political economy of power sector reform and development, with special attention on the Sub-Saharan African experience.  I have worked in energy research since 2013, focusing on issues relating to sustainable development, energy security, energy transitions, climate change mitigation, governance, and policy implementation.

More recently, I have played a research and advisory role on the World Bank ‘Rethinking Power Sector Reform Project’ and have contributed to the Oxford Policy Management’s Energy and Economic Growth Project, state of knowledge paper series.

As a young energy researcher, the ESEI programme will provide me with the opportunity to engage with academics and practitioners from other countries in the region, develop relationships with research partners and experts, and join the global energy development network.

 

Edneuza Linda Sebastião Massingue 

Law Student

Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambique

I am a final year law student in Eduardo Mondlane University. I also studied until 5th level in Institute of languages, in Mozambique, and also took part in some more technical courses.  I am excited to be joining the ESEI programme this year and I am sure this will be a good experience.

I have previously worked in companies as a translator at the moment I am working in a company that is connected to oil and gas.

My career aspirations, and what I hope to gain from ESEI, are to enhance my professional skills in order to advance, find stable job security, become an expert in a field, gain more autonomy at work, network more on a professional level and educate myself more on the energy sector.

 

Elliott Serame Rammeleke

B. Eng engineering

National University of Lesotho

Lesotho

I am a 5th year student at National University of Lesotho, enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics course. I have performed distribution board wiring, design and installation of mini-wind turbines, solar photovoltaic and thermal system sizing as part of a 4th year workshop practice. I was also involved in the installation project of solar water heating system at Nazareth Clinic.

Being born and raised in one of Lesotho’s rural areas, where there is scarcity of clean energy resources, I am determined to make changes in such areas and help Africa’s non-grid connected families with the introduction of affordable electricity generating sources.

My aspiration is to start an energy provision business to address the electricity need of Africa’s rural areas. I believe that being one of ESEI’s participants could be beneficial in learning, from people who are already in the energy sector, how to handle challenges that I might face in starting my business.

 

Jeff Watitwa

Msc Engineering

Moi University

Kenya

I hold a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Moi University (Class of 2016)and proceeded to work in the Energy Industry with Aggreko Rentals, Kenya; first  as a Graduate Engineer-Intern, then confirmed as a Generator technician.

I am passionate about power generation and distribution, the move to Aggreko was a natural fit. Taking every task as a challenge, I aspire to earn the necessary qualifications to be a practicing Engineer. My ultimate goal is to become a big league Energy Investor and consultant in Africa.

Being a part of ESEI 2017 will be a great opportunity for me to interact with peers and learn from accomplished energy leaders. It will be a chance to debate pragmatic solutions for sustainable development of the energy sector and will also enable me to cut a clear career path for myself.

 

Leloko Lepolesa

B. Eng Engineering

National Univeristy of Lesotho

Lesotho

I am currently in the final year of the Electronics Engineering programme at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). I have had experience in photo-voltaic and thermal systems’ sizing and installation, design and installation of electricity generating wind mini-turbines and distribution board wiring as part of workshop practice. I have also successfully completed a research project entitled Control Techniques for Energy Management in Microgrids, and now I am about to present my project entitled Design of Electricity Smart Meter.

In my career, I intend to be part of the business leaders in energy industry focusing on optimizing energy usage, using electronic means in order to solve energy shortage problems in Lesotho and Africa at large.

I hope that participating in the ESEI programme will make me aware of the challenges that I am likely to face in the energy sector as I pursue my dreams, giving me opportunity to be ready to tackle them effectively.

 

Nada Chaouni Benabdellah

Msc Finance

Groupe ISCAE

Morocco

I am currently an ISCAE Casablanca Moroccan student, majoring in corporate finance, and previously a preparatory class’s student (for business and economics). I have participated in internships related to portfolio management in the financial department of a well-known Moroccan company (RADEEF), as well as risk management in BMCI bank.

I am a highly motivated business school finance student, seeking a position in a company or institution that enables me to use my financial analysis and project skills as well as portfolio management skills that I have obtained through my education and internship experiences.

I consider my participation in the ESEI program as a golden opportunity, since this next session of AEF will serve as a platform for Nordic countries to showcase their resounding expertise regarding projects, technology and regional partnerships. And will also give me insight into Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors and their role for global economies.

 

Nadia Belkhir

Msc Corporate Finance

Groupe ISCAE

Morocco

Currently, I am a Masters student at ISCAE Casablanca majored in Corporate Finance. During my first year, I had the chance to explore a part of the banking sector, thanks to my summer internship at BANQUE POPULAIRE that lasted two months. The opportunity allowed me to observe the work of several departments. Also, I had the chance to work with our school administration in organizing an annual entrepreneurship event. Specifically, I was in charge of the logistic committee.

Besides professional experiences, I’m a part of many clubs: President/Founder of the Iscaeists Scientific Club; Vice-President at the great debaters club of ISCAE; Project manager at Young Moroccan Leaders ( social entrepreneurship) and an active member in the art club of ISCAE

My career aspirations are very ambitious and target getting in a position of power that will allow me to be an actor of change. So I believe that the ESEI and AEF 2017 will inspire and enhance my leadership skills, as well as giving me the ability to see the bigger picture and hold concern for the world issues.

 

Wikus Kruger

PhD Student

University of Cape Town

South Africa

I am a Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Regulation and Reform (MIR), based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town.

My research is focused on private sector investments in the Sub-Saharan African power sector, primarily through renewable energy auctions. I previously worked as a Research Officer in the Energy, Poverty and Development thematic group, at the Energy Research Centre, based at the University of Cape Town. I was also a senior consultant with Restio Energy for seven years, working mainly on sustainable energy access in Southern and Eastern Africa. Furthermore, I also worked with the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) in Brussels during 2012.

I have experience in market and business development of clean energy technologies, technical assistance to national governments, energy sector policy analysis and development, and technology cooperation and demonstration

 

Latifa Berta Antonio Zandamela

Law Student

Mondlane University

Mozambique

I am student currently enrolled in the Law Bachelors degree at Eduardo Mondlane University. I am a chairperson of the supervisory board of the association of Law students at UEM.

I am also taking part in the Financial Institutions and Markets course, provided by the Edx platform and the University of Michigan.

My previous work experience  includes working as a Golden Herat Member in the Global Issues Service Summit for Africa in 2011, and working as an UN online volunteer for a project called ‘End Ecocide on Earth’. My career expectation is to become an intellectual authority in the legal and economic sector.

The ESEI programme will be a great opportunity for me to meet influential leaders, network and make strategically links.  

 

Boaz John Mabula

Law Student

Dar es Salaam University

Tanzania

I am currently a final year law student at the University of Dar es Salaam, School of Law, Tanzania.

Recently, I have participated in community-based volunteering projects, providing environmental education to villagers on how to utilise forest resources as domestic energy in a sustainable manner and enhancing environmental conservation for a friendly environment.

My career aspirations are to specialise in natural resources law, like gas and oil, with a positive view of assisting the African continent in entering into equitable gas and oil contracts with foreign investors, helping the continent to progress.

I believe the ESEI programme will introduce me to new knowledge and enhance my professional advancement within the energy sector. In particular, it will streamline networking with different participants from other corners of the world. 

 

Leonard Chimanda Joseph

Law Student

Dar es Salaam University
 
Tanzania

I am pursuing a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) as a final year student at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. At the university I have been organising and participating in various moot court competitions of investment law, the latest being the ELSA moot court competition held at Rhodes University in South Africa, 09th -13th April this year.

My career aspiration is to be an expert in international environmental law. The reason behind this is that international environmental law addresses, in one way or another, the inter-connected concepts of foreign investment, energy and the environment. I am driven to be part of the African continent’s journey into successful development in the energy sector, while also taking into account the fact that energy develop should be environmentally friendly for sustainable development.

The ESEI programme will give me an opportunity to learn from other students and specialists who will participate in the programme. 

 

 

 

Committee

ESEI LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE: 

 
We are fortunate to have established long standing relationships with energy ministries, global developers and investor’s that are committed to Africa’s development. ESEI’s Leadership Committee members are long standing friends of our business and their experience spans across various sectors. 
 
The committee will act as an advisory board that will carefully shape the annual agenda and support the initiatives selection process. Ensuring the right students are learning and gaining the relevant exposure and access to the industry.
 
'This is a great initiative that gives the selected students a rare opportunity to interact with policy makers and industry leaders thereby giving them the needed encouragement to aim for greater heights'
Eddy Njoroge, Investment Committee Member, Africa Renewable Energy Fund
 
'Our students are the next generation who will take over from us to make Africa the  continent of choice in the future.  Africa is different due to its current status, however it is a vibrant environment waiting to be explored by the future generations.  They will have to work hard, they will need their intelligence, creativity, innovation, to a certain extent  stubbornness  and persistence to make Africa successful and competitive.    It is a continent where one can still make a difference.   What an enormous challenge and a wonderful opportunity!  I believe our youngsters have it all, are well prepared and ready for the challenge.  That is why ESEI is such a extraordinary initiative and why the IPP Programme in South Africa is supportive.'
Karen Breytenbach, Head of IPP Office, Department of Energy, South Africa
 
 
ESEI invites you to support this exciting initiative ‘taking the classroom to the industry’. As a leading player in Africa’s development aligning your company and brand with the ESEI programme will highlight your commitment to selecting and supporting the brightest starts and future business leaders of Africa.   
 
This is a fantastic opportunity to engage and support the development of some of Africa’s brightest students and may support and compliment your own CSR work across the continent. 
 
For information on how to become an annual ESEI partner or associate, please contact: 
 
Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
International +44 (0)7500 702 171
UK: +44 (0)20 7384 8009

 

 

COMMITTEE

 
Karen Breytenbach
Karen Breytenbach
Head of IPP Office
IPP Office, South Africa

Karén Breytenbach was previously with the National Treasury, PPP Unit and is now Head of the Department of Energy, IPP Office.  Karén has extensive experience in large scale infrastructure projects.  As Head of the IPP Office, Karén has been instrumental and is responsible for the internationally recognised Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme and is also responsible for the new baseload programmes, gas utilisation master plan and co-generation IPP Programme.

Professor Anton Eberhard
Professor Anton Eberhard
Head of the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof Eberhard leads the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the GSB.  This is a leading centre of excellence and expertise in Africa and other emerging or developing economies.  It is committed to making a contribution to enhancing knowledge and capacity to manage the reform and regulation of the electricity, gas, telecommunications, water and transport industries in support of sustainable development.  A focus area is research on regulatory, institutional and financial mechanisms that promote widened access to infrastructure services.  

Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell
Head of Strategic Account Development
Aggreko

Matt joined Aggreko in 2006 and after successfully coordinating the company’s sponsorship of the FIFA Football World Cup™ in 2010, he took up the position of Senior Sales Manager for Southern Africa and relocated with his family to Johannesburg. Matt’s area of responsibility is developing interim power project opportunities in Southern Africa to strategically support the key industries of mining, manufacturing, oil & gas and utility. Matt is heavily involved with the 225MW Mozambique cross-border gas powered interim project, providing additional capacity to three SAPP Utilities – EDM, Eskom and NamPower – which was commissioned in July 2012. In 2014, he became Head of Strategic Account Development.

Engr. Reuben Onwuegbuna Okeke
Engr. Reuben Onwuegbuna Okeke
Director-General
National Power Training Institution of Nigeria (NAPTIN)

Rising from a pupil engineer at the beginning of his career  with the Nation’s foremost electricity company, Power Holding Company of Nigeria, he has served  winning several awards of outstanding performances until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in which he served for 5 years. As a Chief Executive Officer at Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. Okeke successfully managed an asset base of over N30Billion, peak load demand of about 840MW and a monthly billing of N2Billion per month. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and member, Council for the Regulation of Engineers and the Nigerian Institute of Management. In March 2009, Engr. Okeke was assigned the task of establishing the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria. 

Simon Currie
Simon Currie
Global Head of Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright

Simon Currie is the Global Head of Energy at Norton Rose Fulbright. He advises clients across the globe on strategy and the development, acquisition and financing of assets in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.

Simon has worked on ground breaking and innovative transactions in over 50 countries.

Over the last 15 years he has advised clients on the development of energy projects across Africa. Simon is a keen supporter of AEF and, in particular, the local content and the student engagement programmes.

Professor Samuel Innocent Kofi Ampadu
Professor Samuel Innocent Kofi Ampadu
Provost, College of Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Prof. Ampadu is an associate professor of geotechnical engineering and since 2010, the Provost of the College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi Ghana. He is an educator, a researcher and an accomplished civil engineer who has mentored hundreds of students over the past 33 years in the College of Engineering of KNUST and has used his expertise in Engineering on various projects in Ghana and extended it to assist in the rebuilding of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Currently he serves on the Ministerial Advisory Board of the Ministry of Roads and Highways of Ghana and he is also a member of the Engineering Council of Ghana.

Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva
Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva
Energy Manager
Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Kenya

At present Izael is an Assoc. Professor at Strathmore University and the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic affairs. He is the Director of the Strathmore Energy Research Centre, SERC. The centre does training, research and consultancy in energy related topics. In March 2012 Prof Da Silva together with other partners won a project sponsored by DFID and DANIDA and managed by the World Bank to set up the first Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) in the world. In 2013 he was honoured by the Brazilian Government with the title of “Comendador da Ordem do Rio Branco” for his services towards education and poverty alleviation in Africa.

Mr Eddy Njoroge
Mr Eddy Njoroge
Chairman
Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya

Mr. Eddy Njoroge is a Bsc. (Hons) Chemistry/ Biochemistry graduate from Makerere University.

In 2011, Mr Njoroge was voted the Africa Investor 100 CEO of the year and the Utility CEO of the year. In 2012, the Africa Energy Forum presented him with a life-time award for his contributions to Africa’s power sector. From 2008-2012, Mr. Njoroge was the President of the Union of Producers and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa, giving him a unique perspective of Africa’s Power sector. In 2003, Mr. Njoroge was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the government owned Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN). 

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Partners

Aggreko

Aggreko

LEAD ENGINEERING PARTNER

Aggreko is the world leader in the supply of temporary power rentals and has been active in Africa for twenty years. Currently, Aggreko is operating large scale power-projects in countries such as Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Senegal, Benin, Angola and Tanzania.   Operating from 211 world-wide locations, including 9 depots across Africa, Aggreko provides 24/7 customer support for single to multi-megawatt projects for a variety of industries. Aggreko manages the world’s most extensive fleet of containerised generators, loadbanks, transformers and ancillary equipment, allowing for rapid mobilisation to respond to our customer’s planned or emergency power needs.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

LEAD LEGAL PARTNER

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

 

 

Ministry of Energy Mozambique

Ministry of Energy Mozambique

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Naptin

Naptin

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

THE NATIONAL POWER TRAINING INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (NAPTIN) was established on March 23, 2009, as an institute required to provide and meet the training needs of the Nigerian Power Sector and beyond. NAPTIN presently has Eight (8) Regional Training Centers (RTC) across the country with its HQ office in Abuja.
 
In an holistic approach to addressing the critical manpower issue and to promote local content in the Nigerian Power Sector, NAPTIN developed a structural training programme called NAPTIN Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP) for Graduate Engineers & Technologist and a Technical Skills Acquisition Programme in collaboration with National Open University (NOUN) for Technicians, Artisans and Craftsmen
 
Courses offer by NAPTIN includes but not limited to:
  • NAPTIN Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP) – A one year post graduate programme developed for Graduate Engineers & Technologist in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering to acquire requisite skills and capacity need to fit into the Power Sector as key players and professionals in Generation, Transmission & Distribution sub-sectors.
     
  • NAPTIN-NOUN Technical Skills Acquisition Programme (NNTSAP) – A one year post graduate programme developed for Undergraduate Engineers in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering to acquire professional skills as Technicians, Artisans and Craftsmen needed in Generation Transmission & Distribution sub-sectors.
     
  • Various short courses for professionals in Generation, Transmission & Distribution sub-sectors.
 
University Of Cape Town

University Of Cape Town

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

http://www.uct.ac.za/

The University Of Zambia

The University Of Zambia

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

http://www.unza.zm/

Strathmore University Kenya

Strathmore University Kenya

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

http://www.strathmore.edu/en/

IPP Projects

IPP Projects

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Introduction to the IPP procurement programme

The National Development Plan (NDP) identifies the need for South Africa to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure designed to support the country’s medium- and long-term economic and social objectives. Energy infrastructure is a critical component that underpins economic activity and growth across the country; it needs to be robust and extensive enough to meet industrial, commercial and household needs.

https://www.ipp-projects.co.za/

ESEI ASSOCIATE PACKAGE

FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • Logo to appear as an ESEI Associate across all ESEI marketing material collateral, online, in hard copy and onsite across the portfolio for a calendar year
  • Opportunity to run a workshop at AEF 2016 for ESEI students and at other in country meetings where appropriate
  • Company to be named as an ESEI associate in promotional e-mails throughout the year
  • Access to the ESEI students for placements and graduate and recruitment requirements

ESEI PARTNER PACKAGE – EXCLUSIVE

FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • Logo to appear as an ESEI Lead Partner across all ESEI marketing material online, online, in hard copy and onsite across the portfolio for a calendar year
  • The ESEI initiative is championed at AEF every year and promoted at targeted meetings across EnergyNet’s ‘Africa Investors Portfolio’ and will profile MHPS as the exclusive Partner to ESEI across all related marketing collateral pre, on-site and post event (hard copy, digital & online).
  • Partners will have the opportunity connect with students at in country meetings throughout the year when the ESEI programme is govt. backed or being promoted e.g. Powering Africa Tanzania, Powering Africa Finance Options and Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit
  • Opportunity for a senior executive to join the ESEI Leadership Committee and help shape and develop the programme going forward.
  • Opportunity to host a student workshop on site in a private meeting room at ESEI meetings that you are attending.
  • Access to the ESEI students for placements and graduate and recruitment requirements

To find out how you can get involved as a Partner or Associate and to help shape and develop the ESEI programme going forward, please contact:

Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
International +44 (0)7500 702 171
UK: +44 (0)20 7384 8009
 
 
 
 

Gallery

ESEI GALLERY 2017

Take a look at some of the ESEI highlights during AEF 2017

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TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials from our ESEI Class of 2017

 

Latifa Zandamela, Mozambique, ESEI 2017

I must say that I cannot express how grateful I am for the ESEI experience, I enjoyed it a lot and my expectations were not disappointed. I was able to learn about the trends and developments in the energy sector and networked with speakers and corporations…I gained a great intercultural experience as well as a business overview on the International energy model.

Wikus Kruger, South Africa, ESEI 2017

The forum highlighted the importance of policy certainty and the almost unavoidable influence of politics on this sector. South Africa’s case was perhaps one of the countries in which this played out most prominently, but this is a key issue throughout the continent. Having the space to talk frankly and openly about these issues is very important, and AEF seems to have provided some opportunity for this.

In general, the large number and high calibre of participants at the forum was very impressive, from all sectors. This includes legal, technical, financial advisory capacity, as well as project developers, lenders, DFI representatives etc. It was clear that this is an important event on all of their calendars and it was an excellent opportunity for us to engage with sector stakeholders at the highest level.” 

Leloko Lepolesa, Lesotho, ESEI 2017

The speakers that participated in the sessions demonstrated in-depth knowledge in their discussions. Different representatives from different companies in the exhibition area showed interest and were proud of what they were doing. This stimulated my interest in energy and motivated me to go deeper into the energy industry and contribute to electrifying the African continent.” 

Jeff Watitwa, Kenya, ESEI 2017

"The exhibition floor was a major attraction for me. It was an enlightening experience learning about different technologies in the industry. Most of the exhibitors were elaborate in their explanations. For once, I could easily relate how finance, law and engineering correlate with each other to form a self-sustaining energy industry. Likewise, I was happy to witness that Africa was exploring and utilising all the available fuel mix (geothermal, solar, wind and hydro) present in the continent. All in all, attending the AEF 2017 was a blessing to me, not only academically, but socially."


2016 ESEI Alumni Testimonials

 

Wilma Da Encarnação Silva Mavie, Mozambique
"I can see myself as a business woman that works in the renewable energy sector with a focus on harmful exploration and its impact on the environment whilst providing cheap, reliable and sustainable provision of energy."
 
Anthony Odafe Akemu, Nigeria
My participation in this year’s AEF has given me an insight into Africa’s Power Sector, its challenges and how its stake holders are facing up to the challenges. I have come to learn how countries manage their energy mix viz a viz its available resources for sustainable development.” 
 
Odega Victor Chinedu, Nigeria
The benefits of attending AEF London 2016 are enormous and it can’t be overemphasized. Furthermore, I had the opportunity of meeting world energy leaders and companies in the energy sector; getting to see, hear and feel their keen and collective efforts, as well as their desire to electrify Africa, gives me a sense of hope and brighter future for Africa Energy Sector.”  
 

Neusa Patricio Rafael, Mozambique

My contribution to the energy sector will be to increase and improve academic research in the energy law field to ensure that, in the future, the legal framework will be compatible and favourable to investment contracts, to ensure the access to energy for all the citizens.

 


Testimonials from our 2015 ESEI Alumni

 

Raine Naude: South Africa

"I liked the AEF Forum because of the diversity of topics under discussion. As an ESEI student I learnt more about all of the prevailing themes in African energy, such as growth in Chinese investments; bankability; choosing appropriate procurement programmes and the significant opportunities for renewables"

Raphael Chitambira: South Africa

"The AEF forum stood out because of its unique interactive nature.  It’s not often that students corporate, academia and government, get an opportunity to engage at one forum,  It’s opportunities like these that allow ESEI students to be at the forefront of innovation in their respective countries"

Kevin Gaitho: Kenya

"The AEF gave me perspective of the energy industry in Africa, not only was I able to network with peers in the industry, but I was also able to gain knowledge. I am privileged to be an ESEI student because the opportunity has allowed me to develop a niche in the energy industry and to be the forefront in effecting change and development"

James Andile Maduabuchi: Nigeria

"I see AEF as the beginning of the solution to Africa Energy crisis as it forms the drawing board where lucrative business and development decisions are taken by parties that matter in the Industry.  Participating as an ESEI student in the forum rekindled my desire to pursue my career in the energy industry with the strong notion that I have a lot to contribute in saving Africa from her Energy crisis"

 
 
 

Vision

OUR VISION

As Africa plays a stronger role in the global economy, EnergyNet, with 18 years’ experience working with Africa’s power sector investors, remains committed to driving investment and promoting human capital development and job creation across Africa’s power and energy infrastructure sectors.

It is on this premise that the Energynet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) was established, with a focus on three key principalities; Law, Finance and Engineering. The ESEI Leadership Committee and our partners have sourced the top students within these sectors, from some of EnergyNet's key markets including Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia.

The students are sponsored by EnergyNet to attend our portfolio of meetings across Africa and our flagship international forum, the Africa Energy Forum. These future leaders are able to witness first-hand the wider impact of the power sector on global economies and industries, understand the impact of electricity and access to energy on industrial development and job creation in Africa. They are also given the opportunity to learn and network with renowned global energy companies and explore future employment prospects.

 

 

2017 brochure is available for download 

 

ESEI has gained recognition within the sector, resulting in companies such as Aggreko and Norton Rose Fulbright signing up as ESEI partners. Other associates include; Department of Energy, South Africa, the Ministry for Energy and Minerals in Tanzania, Banwo and Ighodalo, the IPP department in South Africa, University of Cape Town  and the National Power Training Institution of Nigeria (NAPTIN).

Planning for tomorrow is paramount for any business to succeed, but knowing where the opportunities lie is not always so straightforward. EnergyNet is committed to shining a light

on the path to engagement, aspirations and success and will ensure that the ESEI provides a platform for recognising and profiling exceptional African candidates and entrepreneurs.

We invite you to support this exciting initiative ‘taking the classroom to the industry’. 

For more information contact us on esei@energynet.co.uk

 

 

  

 

Get Involved

Get in touch

For general enquiries about the Initiative, please do not hesitate to contact us at: esei@energynet.co.uk.
 
For specific enquiries about your participation, please contact one of our team below:
 
ESEI Student or Partner Enquiries 
Ana Nicolaou
Marketing Execuitve
+44 (0)20 7384 8226
 
ESEI Media Partnership Enquiries
Ana Nicolaou
Marketing Executive
+44 (0)20 7384 8226
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Washington, D.C. 8 - 10th March 2017
 
Now in its 3rd year, the Powering Africa: Summit is an investment conference to showcase power, trade and infrastructure opportunities across the African continent, engaging principle decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. Obama’s Power Africa initiative helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector. The Summit aims to connect governments, investors and power developers from the USA and Africa to stimulate partnerships and drive forward project development.
 
For more information, visit www.poweringafrica-summit.com or to be added to the mailing list email: PA-S@energynet.co.uk
 
 

 
Washington, D.C. 8 - 10th March 2017
 
The Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum is an investment meeting for LATAM’s power sector exploring Pan-American business relations. Some of the biggest energy investment opportunities are emerging in Latin American countries. Co-located with the successful ‘Powering Africa: Summit,’ this meeting will bring the relevant governments to Washington, D.C. to meet with public and private sector leaders from the US looking to increase business relations.
 
Discover the trends and opportunities in LATAM’s power sector and find out how the new US administration plans to develop their LATAM relationship over the next 4 to 8 years. Participate in a regulators’ roundtable, specific ‘Country Talks’ sessions, breakfast briefings and an exhibition of solution and service providers.
 
 

 
 

The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum

Copenhagen, 7- 9 June 2017

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Nineteen years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience. AEF 2016 attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries, 32 of those being African.
 
The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 7-9 June in Copenhagen, Denmark to capitalise on the investment potential of Scandinavian countries into Africa. As Denmark leads the way with its green energy initiatives and blending of public and private finance, Copenhagen is the perfect setting to host the Forum and welcome our international delegates. To be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please email AEF@energynet.co.uk.
      
 
 
 
 
 
Copenhagen, 7- 9 June 2017
 
The Growing Economies: Energy Forum is a 2-day annual investment meeting bringing together the public and private sector leaders from some of the fastest growing economies of Latin America and Asia to address power development opportunities. With one 'Regional Focus' streams on Latin America and Asia, this year’s meeting will talk about the two major themes of “Centralised Generation” and “Distributed Generation” and their meaning for investors in these two regions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abuja, 20- 22 September 2017
 
The 5th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting will take place in Abuja will take place from 20-22 September in Abuja. This premium private sector-led and finance focused summit on investment strategies, bringing together Nigeria’s electricity supply industry, local finance institutions, IPP and NIPP investors, power developers and international financiers to release capital in Nigeria’s transforming power sector. EnergyNet will welcome 250 decision-makers including DFIs, banks, developers and EPCs to discuss what is needed to fully support and enable the transformation of Ghana’s electricity sector in the medium to long term. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Town, 3 - 6 October 2017
 
The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) will take place from 3-6 October 2017. As a follow on from the hugely successful South Africa: Gas Options meeting, which followed the journey of the South African government’s launch of their Gas IPP Programme, IGCS will focus on South Africa’s potential for gas procurement, distribution and utilisation nationally, regionally and globally, while integrating the GAS IPP programme with South Africa’s broader economic strategy for energy. 
 
 
 
 
Bogotá, 25- 27 October 2017
 
The Growing Economies: Pacific Alliance Energy Forum is an investment meeting which will focus on the energy sectors of some of the most exciting and anticipated new energy markets in the world – the Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico). As these growing economies open up for international investment following exciting political and economic developments, each are starting a new exciting era in their energy markets that the industry’s big players can’t ignore.

Discover the trends and opportunities in the power sectors of these exciting emerging markets, and partner with the decision-makers crucial to your business ventures. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marrakech, 14- 17 November 2017
 
The 2nd annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum (AREF) will return to Marrakech from 14-17 November. 
Following the first Africa Renewable Energy Forum in November2016, held as an officially endorsed side meeting of COP22, this meeting will once again focus specifically on renewable energy for African development to ensure the outcomes of COP are maintained and successfully delivered.
 
AREF will gather together African Energy Ministers and Government Representatives, leading investors, power developers, technology providers, financiers and multilateral agencies to deliver strategies for sustainable energy development that meet the climate change requirements. Throughout AREF, we will provide you with a platform to promote sustainable projects, technology development, capacity building and knowledge transfer as well as usable and actionable takeaways for clean energy project implementation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Town, 6- 9 December 2017
 
The second instalment of the Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum will focus on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects in Southern Africa and East Africa. Government representatives, heads of utilities and project developers  from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, India and Pakistan will come together under one roof to highlight projects seeking funding. 
 
This content- led forum will also bring to the table some of the biggest financiers looking to increase their investment in these countries, including debt management agencies, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, banks and equity funds. Some of the topics to be discussed include:  Business and Economic Outlook for Southern and East Africa- Public and Private Financing; Financing Instruments - Business and Economic Outlook for South Asia- Financing of Energy Projects - Financing of Energy Related Infrastructure Projects.
 

 

 

The Africa Energy Yearbook - the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum –returns for 2016 with more articles, industry insights and project updates about the future of Africa's economic, industrial and social development. A free copy is available for every delegate who attends the Forum. Advertising opportunities are available to elevate your profile in London.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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